FILM AND ELECTRONIC ARTS PROGRAM

Division of the Arts

Website:  http://film.bard.edu/

Updated August 15, 2017

 

 

Advising Faculty

 


1.     Jacqueline Goss (director)

2.     Peggy Ahwesh

3.     Ephraim Asili

4.     Ben Coonley

5.     Ed Halter

6.     Elizabeth (Lisa) Krueger-Chandler

7.     John Pruitt

8.     Kelly Reichardt

9.     Richard Rowley

10.   Jacqueline Soohen

11.   Richard Suchenski


 

 

Program Requirements

 

Within the Film & Electronic Arts program, students choose one of two tracks:  production or film history and criticism. 

 

Film Production

 

Moderation Requirements:

 

1.     Film history course

2.     Film history course

3.     200-level Film or Video production course (sophomore year) (preferably an introductory motion picture course such as FILM 208 Introduction to 16mm Film or FILM 207 Electronic Media Workshop)

4.     200-level Film or Video production course (sophomore year)

 

Students must complete at least one film history course before they may take a production course.  Production courses are not open to first-year students.  Students can only take one production course per semester in the sophomore, junior, and senior years.  For Moderation each prospective major in production presents to the board a creative portfolio (15-20 minutes of completed films, videos and/or other electronic artworks).  

 

Graduation Requirements:

 

5.     A film-relevant science laboratory, computer science, or social science course (e.g. PHYS 216 Acoustics, CMSC 117 Introduction to Computing, ANTH 287 Science, Technology, and Culture)

6.     FILM 208 Introduction to 16mm Film (or another 200 or 300 level production course if FILM 208 has been completed)

7.     300-level Film or Video production course

8.     300-level Film history course

9.     Senior Seminar I (no credit)

10.   Senior Seminar II (no credit)

11.   Senior Project I

12.   Senior Project II

 

The Senior Project can take a variety of forms:  1) a work in film or video, 2) a media installation, 3) a media-enriched live performance, or 4) an online project or new media work designed in conjunction with the adviser.

 

Film History and Criticism

 

Moderation Requirements:

 

1.     Film history course

2.     Film history course

3.     Film history course

4.     200-level Film or Video production course (sophomore year)

 

For Moderation, prospective majors in film history and criticism present a 10-page historical/critical essay. 

 

Graduation Requirements:

 

5.     300-level Film history course (junior year)

6.     300-level Film history course

7.     a course outside the program related to proposed Senior Project work

8.     Senior Project I

9.     Senior Project II

 

Additional upper level requirements for history and criticism are charted in consultation with one’s adviser.  The Senior Project in history & criticism takes the form of an extended, in-depth, historical/critical essay.